I know everyones cost is different, but I would like to make sure I am on the right page. For one crew- An employee at 600 a week, fuel at say 200, liability insurance and truck ins. for the year divided over 30 weeks of busy time is say $50 a week, workmans comp (again for me) is say about $55 a week, general useage (twine, 2 stroke oil, blades, oil changes, etc.) avg is probably $30 a week. What we have there is about $935 a week divided by 40 hours is 23.38 an hour. Add a helper at 8 an hour, cost is around 31.38 an hour? Is the math here in general the same figures as everyone uses? I know the ins and workmans comp runs all year, but better to figure on the high side I guess. So tell me where this stands as far as costs go, I notice these threads about cheap mowing and I say theres no way. But I figure these costs and wonder if Im even making enough. I know a lot of you do not want to discuss costs and such but I dont care to, we arent competing against one another. Before someone tears in on equip costs, I would still have the truck and trailers, and atleast one mower. But I would like to hear someones theory on replacement cost, etc. Any thoughts.